Ms Nicole Mantini > Torys > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile
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Ms Nicole Mantini
Intellectual Property Litigation
A litigator practising in life sciences, Nicole’s fluency with scientific subject matter makes her particularly skilled at working with expert witnesses and transforming complex scientific concepts into persuasive advocacy.
Nicole’s commercial litigation practice focuses on the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences sectors. Her experience extends across patent and trademark litigation, product liability and class actions, and regulatory and judicial review proceedings.
Nicole frequently represents international and North American pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement, impeachment and related proceedings, including under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulation. She also represents life sciences clients in regulatory matters, including in proceedings for judicial review, and has assisted Canadian and international companies in defending and enforcing trademark rights in Canada.
Nicole’s litigation work also includes defending health product, medical device and agricultural product manufacturers in product liability actions across Canada, including in class proceedings. She has appeared as counsel in the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, at the trial and appellate level in the courts of Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan, and in the Supreme Court of Canada.
Nicole is an active member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), serving as the Chair of the IPIC Foundation Committee and past Chair of the IPIC Young Practitioners Committee. She is also a contributing author of the Patent Enforcement Chapter in Blanchard’s Life Sciences Law in Canada and a member of The Advocates’ Society.
Nicole is a frequent advocacy advisor in the Ryerson Law Practice Program’s Trial Advocacy Course and is a regular volunteer on Pro Bono Ontario’s Legal Advice Hotline.
According to one pharmaceutical client, Torys impresses with its ‘knowledge regarding the intersection of regulatory and IP law’. Alongside its premier life sciences expertise, the Toronto-based group is additionally well versed in IP matters pertaining to the TMT, retail, food and beverage, agriculture, industrial, and energy and natural resources sectors, among others. IP chair and patent specialist Eileen McMahon also fronts the food and drug regulatory practice and advises on an array of IP protection and regulatory matters. Edward Fan coordinates the IP group and has an emphasis on IP acquisition, enforcement and exploitation. The group also fields two highly regarded IP litigators in Andrew Shaughnessy and Andrew Bernstein. Other recommended names include life sciences specialist Teresa Reguly and newly promoted patent litigator Nicole Mantini.
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